Definition of quintessentially in English:



  • often as submodifier Used to emphasize the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

    ‘a quintessentially English pop song’
    • ‘This music sings with the burning passion and intensity of human emotion that is quintessentially Mahler.’
    • ‘It is a novel of ideas and quintessentially a political novel.’
    • ‘Her classical style is quintessentially French.’
    • ‘Berlin is still the quintessentially cool European city.’
    • ‘It has a quintessentially English feel.’
    • ‘The book celebrates some of the best recent examples of this quintessentially American style.’
    • ‘The end product is quintessentially rich and rewarding.’
    • ‘This is a quintessentially American idea, I think.’
    • ‘There is not much to fault in this quintessentially Russian opera.’
    • ‘Such movies are quintessentially melodramatic.’